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According to the Gatwick airport Twitter account, an IT glitch at their airport immigration desks which caused widespread chaos for passengers, has now been "resolved".
A fault on UK Border Force computers, including automatic passport check-in desks, caused systems to crash late this evening, causing widespread chaos for passengers at airports such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Birmingham.
Extra staff were drafted in to try and reduce the queues.
Passengers tweeted their frustration through the evening:
A Government spokesman said: "We apologise for any additional time this adds to passengers' journeys."
Travellers have expressed their frustration at huge queues at Gatwick Airport by posting snaps of the lines on Twitter.
A Birmingham Airport spokesman said:
A Heathrow spokesman said:
Airline passengers are tonight facing disruption after an IT glitch resulted in extended queues at immigration desks.
Lengthy queues have already started forming at airport terminals across the country after a fault on UK Border Force computers this afternoon.
Extra staff have been drafted in to try and reduce the queues.
A Government spokesman said: